New Zealand bans most foreigners from buying homes

AP 08/15/2018

WELLINGTON — New Zealand has banned most foreigners from buying homes as it tries to tackle runaway housing prices. The government on Wednesday passed legislation that allows only New Zealand residents to buy homes as it attempts…

After giving birth, New Zealand PM recovers with ‘mac and cheese’

AP 06/22/2018

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was regaining her strength with macaroni and cheese on Friday and planned to spend at least one more night in an Auckland public hospital with her newborn…

New Zealand to tax int’l visitors amid tourism boom

AFP 06/15/2018

New Zealand announced plans Friday to introduce a tourist tax and increase other fees for international visitors to fund infrastructure development in the face of a tourist boom. Tourism numbers in the country of 4.5 million have…

New Zealand to kill 150,000 cows to end bacterial disease

AP 05/28/2018

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. Politicians and industry leaders announced the ambitious plan on Monday. They…

#ErwAnne’s New Zealand wedding is top trending topic in Twitter

PR 11/19/2017

  FANS of actress Anne Curtis (@annecurtissmith) and Filipino-French chef Erwan Heussaff (@erwanheussaff) went on a quest on Twitter as they tracked the whereabouts of the celebrity couple and their famous friends as speculations on their wedding…

Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff tie the knot in New Zealand

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 11/12/2017

AND they are now officially Mr. and Mrs. Heussaff. Celebrity couple Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff got married in Queenstown, New Zealand yesterday. Wearing a white gown designed by Monique Lhuillier and black platform boots, Curtis exchanged wedding vows…

N. Zealand, Cebu explore trade, tourism, education tie-ups

Victor Anthony V. Silva 10/08/2017

New Zealand Ambassador to the Philippines David Strachan expects stronger ties between his country and Cebu as the two parties further explore opportunities in trade, tourism and education. At a time when the people-to-people links between New…

Push Forward: IDP Education hosts AU and NZ Education Fair

PR 03/08/2017

IDP Education Ltd. hosts hundreds of students from all over the Visayas at Push Forward:  Study in Australia and New Zealand Fair 2017 on Sunday, March 12 at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Cebu City. The fair is…

Mandaue business group eyes trade ties with Aspac countries

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/19/2016

THE Mandaue Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) has a lot on its plate as it gears up for at least four trade missions across Asia and the Pacific in 2017. Glenn Soco, MCCI president, said they…

Exec says Miss U activities prove Cebu safe

Victor Anthony V. Silva 12/11/2016

THE fact that Miss Universe organizers pushed through with its activities in southern Cebu despite a travel advisory issued last month shows how safe the area really is, a tourism official said. “US advisory or no advisory,…

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